Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Shoes For All Seasons

Some people wear the same pair of shoes every day until they fall apart. If you're like me, though, you change shoes every time you change your clothes.

I love a nice comfy pair of sneakers as much as the next person, I just can't live in them. When I get tired of tying laces, I mix it up with a pair of knee-high or ankle-cut boots for the spring. And I adore a nice comfortable pair of leather sandals on those hot summer days when socks would make my feet sweat. (You know the kind!) It's classic Autumn fashion to wear brown or black boots with skirts or jeans and I love to match those with soft, touchable-textured sweaters. Real leather makes for great waterproof boots, but faux leather is getting pretty good these days; I've got boots made out of both, and sometimes I forget which is which!

Whenever I go shoe shopping, I always keep the kids in mind. Shoes are very important for kids, too; they care less about the fashion aspect of course, but good, comfortable shoes are important to have during school when they have to walk from class to class all day. And whenever soccer season rolls around, I always have at least one pair of new soccer cleats to buy. Using last year's sounds like a good way to save money, but as any mom can tell you, kids grow very fast. Soccer season can end and by the time it rolls around again, your child has outgrown his old pair of cleats and needs a new pair.

Between sports shoes like the soccer cleats, tennis shoes and any formal footwear (like dress shoes for the kids for a wedding we attended) my kids have gone through at least a dozen pairs of shoes in the past few years alone.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pixel Bug Weekend #41


Whenever hubby has some free time, I am glad that he accompanies us to different places.
This weekend, we went to Market Market before attending an event and the kids had fun!

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays: Can't Live A Day


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WFW - Ephesians 4:30-31


(image from heartlight)

As part of the body of Christ, we MUST get rid of all bitterness, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. We need to be ONE in LOVE so that the world will see JESUS in US! How can we show them who Christ is if we ourselves fight and do not have UNITY?

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Theology Matters! Dug Down Deep


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays: Draw Me Close


One of my favorite songs!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thankful Thursday #36


I am really grateful to God for his financial provisions in our life. Ever since my hubby decided to go into full time pastoring ministry, we have encountered all sorts of financial issues. But I am so glad that God provides for our needs - always JUST IN TIME. He never fails to give us the amount we just need, whether it is for payment for the hospital bills, medicines, groceries, tuition fee or any other need... I am thankful that I get to experience what it is to live by faith. To be able to see His hand at work in my life! What a great God we have!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

WFW - John 13:14


Humility is written all over Jesus... and as his followers, we should be clothe with humility too. But often times, humility is one of the last characteristics which we develop. Humility can be painful but it is the path that we should take.
So if you are feeling proud about yourself today, watch out.
The Lord reminds us to wash each other's feet... no exemptions.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Then Sings My Soul Saturdays: Complete


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thankful Thursday #35


If you have noticed, its been awhile since I last blogged here. Well, last week, my hubby got sick and when his blood was checked, he was positive of Dengue virus. He was hospitalized for the 4 days. Thank God for his health card. We only paid a minimal fee because we upgraded his room. And also, I am so thankful that his Diabetes didn't complicate his sickness.

God is great. In every trial, whether physical, emotional or spiritual, He never fails to be there for us.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

An Informative on Cash Advance Payday

The economy isn’t being very friendly to us these days. It is forcing some people to make very crucial decisions regarding their financial choices. Yet even with conscientious spending and cutting down on unnecessary purchases, people can still end up lacking for cash. Often times, people will run into billing issues that could be staved off if only they had the money that they would be getting on payday now. Fortunately, there are ways to have a cash advance payday.

Sure it is only a momentary way out, but sometimes it is that extra little bit of cash to help someone survive until they reach their next payday. A cash advance payday is always available for a short term loan and a great way to keep the power from being cut off. With the cash advance payday, one could obtain a temporary loan of one hundred to fifteen hundred dollars. However, this loan must be repaid within seven to fifteen days. There are special circumstances where a few extra days can be granted, but it is best to pay on time to ensure that further cash advance paydays can be obtained if needed in the future.

Not to mention a fee will be incurred for the tardiness of repayment. The cash advance payday had its disadvantages, but it also has its benefits. If you believe the payment can be repaid in time, then the cash advance payday is a viable option for you. It can make things easier or more difficult depending on the individual. The cash advance payday incurs a higher interest rate than most other loans because it is so short term and the funds that it renders its costumers can easily go on to not be paid. For some an advance such as this could prove to be a disaster but for others it could be the lucrative beginning to keeping them out of debt.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Saturday 9: Half the Man I Used to Be


Saturday 9: Half the Man I Used to Be

1. Do you feel that you are essentially the same person that your were ten years ago? Yes

2. Is there something that you have to give all or nothing to? In everything I do, I set my mind and my heart in doing it. If not, I won't do it at all.

3. Have you ever gambled? What have you bet on and for how much? Not really

4. Can you sleep anywhere or does it have to be in a bed? Well, I cant sleep well in other beds or places..

5. Tell us about the most disastrous or embarrassing first impression you've ever made on someone. When I came in late for our meeting

6. Do you have a memorable "ripped clothing" moment in your life? No? How about in someone else's? Hm... I cant really recall any such moments! Or have I chosen to forget it already?!

7. What's changed on your blog since its inception? ...a redo? ...a change of pace? ...or is it about the same? This blog hasn't changed much since it started, I think the only changes I have made is the template and the number of articles that come out in a week isn't as constant as it used to be

8. If you could travel back in time and whisper something to yourself ten years ago, what would it be? You can do it, Chris! Don't give up!

9. Okay, let's have it! What's the craziest, most impulsive thing you've ever done? Buy expensive gifts, really expensive ones!